When you visit a doctor or other medical provider, you reasonably expect they will help you with your medical condition and not cause further harm. Sadly, this is not the case for many patients. According to research from Johns Hopkins Medical School, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you are injured because of a healthcare professional’s mistake, you may be able to pursue compensation through a medical malpractice claim. Contact the experienced Evans medical malpractice lawyers from Nicholson Revell LLP for more information.
Why Choose the Medical Malpractice Lawyers with Nicholson Revell
You have the right to choose the medical malpractice lawyer you want to represent your legal interests. Some of the reasons we believe Nicholson Revell LLP is a good fit for your case are:
We understand the intricacies of medical malpractice claims. Georgia has strict filing and procedural requirements related to medical malpractice claims. We can fulfill these requirements and advance your legal interests.
We are experienced legal professionals. With decades of legal experience, you can confidently rely on us to capably handle your claim.
We have an established network of experts. We can turn to them to help support your case.
We have a history of results. We have recovered over $160 million for our deserving clients. If the negligent healthcare provider fails to take responsibility for their error, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
You have already suffered enough. Let our experienced lawyers help you through this difficult time. Call us today for your free case consultation.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to provide a patient with the acceptable standard of care required for healthcare providers in the same practice area and geographic region. When a medical professional causes harm through their deviation from the standard of care, Georgia law allows the injured patient to seek compensation.
Who Commits Medical Malpractice?
Any healthcare provider can potentially commit medical malpractice. Common defendants include:
Employees of any of the above can also be named in a medical malpractice claim.
Legal Complications of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complicated forms of personal injury cases. When you file a Georgia medical malpractice claim, you must comply with unique state rules, including:
Preparing a complaint that sufficiently describes your grounds for the case
Obtaining a statement from a qualified medical expert that states your claim is valid and the factual basis for this determination, called an affidavit of merit
Filing the affidavit of merit with the court
Presenting expert witness testimony at trial to establish the standard of care and deviation from it
Our experienced Evans medical malpractice lawyers can tap into our network of experts to help support your claim. We will also be there to guide you through the legal process.
Time Limit to File a Medical Malpractice Claim
The Georgia statute of limitations generally gives victims a maximum of two years to file a medical malpractice claim. However, this time limit can sometimes be tolled if you could not have reasonably discovered the injury at the time it occurred. An experienced Evans medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your case and explain the time limit you have to file your claim.
Contact Our Knowledgeable and Compassionate Legal Team
If you or a loved one was injured because of a medical provider’s carelessness, contact the personal injury attorneys in Evans at Nicholson Revell LLP for your free, no-obligation consultation.